Guwahati: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the T20I Team of the Year which includes five women cricketers from England. Smriti Mandhana is the only Indian to make the coveted list.
England’s Nat Sciver has been named the captain of the side while Amy Jones will be donning the wicket-keeping gloves.
With 255 runs at an average of 31.87, Smriti Mandhana was India’s highest scorer in the format in 2021. She scored two fifties in the nine matches she played this year, and got her team off to rapid starts regularly, as evident up by her strike rate of 131.44.
ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year: Smriti Mandhana, Tammy Beaumont, Danni Wyatt, Gaby Lewis, Nat Sciver (captain), Amy Jones (wicketkeeper), Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, Sophie Ecclestone, Loryn Phiri and Shabnim Ismail.